Prempeh College holds the record as the first school to ever win the NSMQ competition. However, other senior high schools have outperformed Prempeh College in terms of total wins. Take note, the NSMQ competition begun in 1994.
You can be easily electrocuted when you touch a live electric wire but then, why wouldn’t a bird get electrocuted when it stands on a live electric wire?
The question above generated the idea of a “National Science And Maths Quiz” in a tennis court of the University of Ghana, Legon (1993). Get to know more about the NSMQ competition below.
About The NSMQ
The National Science And Maths Quiz (NSMQ) aims at promoting the study of science and mathematics, assisting students in acquiring quick thinking skills and, a probing and scientific mind about our everyday world, as well as breeding healthy academic rivalry among senior high schools.
Brief History The NSMQ
The National Science And Maths Quiz was founded in 1993 by Kwaku Mensa-Bonsu, the managing director of Primetime by then.
The idea of setting up the NSMQ came about as a result of an interaction between Kwaku Mensa Bonsu with his friends, the late Professors Marian Ewurama Addy and Ebenezer Kweku Awotwe on why a bird can stand on a live electric wire without being electrocuted.
The maiden edition of the National Science And Maths Quiz comprised of 32 schools across Ghana and these schools were divided into the Northern Sector and Southern Sector, containing 16 schools per sector. Champions (or winners) in both sectors were brought to Accra for the national championship.
As mentioned earlier, the maiden edition of the National Science And Maths Quiz competition was won by Prempeh College. The second edition of the NSMQ was also won by Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School.
The table below contains all the winners of the National Science And Maths Quiz competition.
NB: The NSMQ Competition didn’t take place in 2010 and 2011
Table Of All NSMQ Winners
|1997||Opoku Ware Senior High School|
|2000||St Peter’s Senior High School|
|2001||Pope John Senior High School|
|2002||Opoku Ware Senior High School|
|2005||St Peter’s Senior High School|
|2007||St Augustine’s College|
|2012||Ghana Secondary Technical School|
|2013||St Thomas Aquinas|
|2018||St Peter’s Senior High School|
|2019||St. Augustine’s College|